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Calendar of Public Meetings and Hearings on Permitting Cases

Here you will find a listing of all upcoming public meetings, notice and comment hearings, informal public hearings, and contested case hearings on permitting applications.
Table of upcoming public meetings and hearings on permitting cases.
DateTimeCityApplicantMeeting/
Hearing Type
Permit No.SOAH Docket No.
06/29/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Pulte Homes of Texas, L.P. Contested Case Hearing WQ0015222001 582-15-3834
07/20/15 10:00 a.m. Austin Timberwood Development Company, LP Contested Case Hearing WQ0015242001 582-15-4027
07/23/15 7:00 p.m. Hondo Ingram Readymix No 5 LLC Public Hearing 132275 --
08/18/15 10:00 a.m. Austin New Information FPLE Forney, LLC Contested Case Hearing WQ0004359000 582-15-4410

Please Note

With few exceptions, the meetings and hearings on this page have been requested by the public for the specific purpose of discussing permitting issues, such as whether a facility should be allowed to obtain, renew, or amend a Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, New Source Review, or Municipal Solid Waste permit at a specific location.

All of the meetings are arranged and conducted by the TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk (OCC). Most of the hearings, however, are arranged and conducted by the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), which was created expressly for that purpose.

This calendar only lists meetings and contested case hearings on permitting cases. In addition, the SOAH hearings in this calendar only announce the first notice, or preliminary hearing date, of a case, and are posted purely as a courtesy to our customers. For information on subsequent SOAH hearings, contact SOAH at the number listed below.

Follow these links to find information about TCEQ commission agendas, commission work sessions, the executive director's agenda, and public hearings for proposed rules; or SOAH hearings Exit the TCEQ on rate cases, Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CCN), enforcement matters, and contract disputes.

If you have questions about a specific hearing or meeting, please call the contact person listed on the hearing or meeting notice. If you have general questions about this calendar, please call OCC at 512-239-3300.

SOAH may be reached by phone 512-475-4993, by E-mail (feedback@soah.texas.gov), or on the Web (www.soah.texas.gov). Exit the TCEQ

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a TCEQ meeting or SOAH hearing and who need special accommodations should call OCC (512-239-3300) or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the event.


NOTICE OF HEARING
PULTE HOMES OF TEXAS, L.P.
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-3834
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0035-MWD
Permit No. WQ0015222001

APPLICATION.
Pulte Homes of Texas, L.P., 16670 Park Row Boulevard, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77084, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a new Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit No. WQ0015222001 to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 900,000 gallons per day.

The facility will be located 0.5 mile north of the intersection of Stockdick School Road and Porter Road and 0.1 mile to the west of Porter Road in Harris County, Texas 77493. The treated effluent will be discharged to South Mayde Creek; thence to Buffalo Bayou; thence to Buffalo Bayou Above Tidal in Segment No. 1014 of the San Jacinto River Basin. The unclassified receiving water use is minimal aquatic life use for South Mayde Creek. The designated uses for Segment No. 1014 are limited aquatic life use and primary contact recreation. In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. This review has preliminarily determined that no water bodies with exceptional, high, or intermediate aquatic life uses are present within the stream reach assessed; therefore, no Tier 2 degradation determination is required. No significant degradation of water quality is expected in water bodies with exceptional, high, or intermediate aquatic life uses downstream, and existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at Katy Library, 5414 Franz Road, Katy, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.85356&lng=-95.790782&zoom=13&type=r

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a preliminary hearing on this application at:

10:00 a.m. – June 29, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to establish jurisdiction, name the parties, establish a procedural schedule for the remainder of the proceeding, provide an opportunity for settlement discussions, and address other matters as determined by the administrative law judge. The preliminary hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests are withdrawn or denied. The evidentiary phase of the contested case hearing, to be held at a later date, will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court and will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on May 1, 2015. In addition to these issues, the administrative law judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met. The contested case hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155.

To participate in the contested case hearing as a party, you must attend the preliminary hearing and show you would be affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the preliminary hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate in the contested case hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from Pulte Homes of Texas, L.P., at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Gary Mensik, P.E., LJA Engineering, Inc., at 713-953-5249.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: May 18, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF HEARING
TIMBERWOOD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-4027
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0436-MWD
Proposed Permit No. WQ0015242001

APPLICATION.
Timberwood Development Company, L.P., 15315 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78232, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a new permit, proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit No. WQ0015242001, to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at a daily average flow not to exceed 15,600 gallons per day.

The facility will be located 740 feet north of the intersection of Slumber Pass and White Eagle Drive in Bexar County, Texas 78260. The treated effluent will be discharged to an unnamed tributary; thence to Mustang Creek; thence to Mud Creek; thence to Salado Creek in Segment No. 1910 of the San Antonio River Basin. The unclassified receiving water uses are minimal aquatic life for unnamed tributary; minimal aquatic life for Mustang Creek (intermittent); and limited aquatic life for Mustang Creek (intermittent with pools). The designated uses for Segment No. 1910 are high aquatic life use, public water supply, aquifer protection, and primary contact recreation. In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (January 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. This review has preliminarily determined that no water bodies with exceptional, high, or intermediate aquatic life uses are present within the stream reach assessed; therefore, no Tier 2 degradation determination is required. No significant degradation of water quality is expected in water bodies with exceptional, high, or intermediate aquatic life uses downstream, and existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Parman Branch Library, 20735 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and is not part of the application or notice. For the exact location, refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.695136&lng=-98.502656&zoom=13&type=r

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a formal contested case hearing at:

10:00 a.m. – July 20, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on May 12, 2015. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from Timberwood Development Company, L.P. at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Joe Wells, P.E., WWD Engineering at 512-288-2111.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: June 4, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR AN AIR QUALITY STANDARD PERMIT
FOR A CONCRETE BATCH PLANT WITH ENHANCED CONTROLS

PROPOSED AIR QUALITY REGISTRATION NUMBER 132275

APPLICATION.
Ingram Readymix No 5 LLC, 3580 Farm-to-market Road 482, New Braunfels, Texas 78132-5012 has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for an Air Quality Standard Permit for a Concrete Batch Plant with Enhanced Controls Registration Number 132275 to authorize the operation of a permanent concrete batch plant. The facility is proposed to be located near Hondo, Medina County, Texas 78861. The following driving directions were provided: take State Highway 173 north from U.S. Highway 90 for 5.8 miles to County Road 342, turn right and proceed 0.4 mile to plant site on right. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=29.433802&lng=-99.109635&zoom=13&type=r. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on May 5, 2015. The primary function of this plant is to manufacture concrete by mixing materials including (but not limited to) sand, aggregate, cement and water. The executive director has determined the application was technically complete on June 3, 2015.

PUBLIC COMMENT / PUBLIC HEARING.
Public written comments about this application may be submitted at any time during the public comment period. The public comment period begins on the first date notice is published and extends to the close of the public hearing. Public comments may be submitted either in writing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, TX 78711-3087, or electronically at www.tceq.texas.gov/about/comments.html. If you choose to communicate with the TCEQ electronically, please be aware that your email address, like your physical mailing address, will become part of the agency's public record.

A public hearing has been scheduled, that will consist of two parts, an informal discussion period and a formal comment period. During the informal discussion period, the public is encouraged to ask questions of the applicant and TCEQ staff concerning the application, but comments made during the informal period will not be considered by the executive director before reaching a decision on the permit, and no formal response will be made to the informal comments. During the formal comment period, members of the public may state their comments into the official record. Written comments about this application may also be submitted at any time during the hearing. The purpose of a public hearing is to provide the opportunity to submit written comments or an oral statement about the application. The public hearing is not an evidentiary proceeding.

The Public Hearing is to be held:
Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 7:00 pm
Hondo Hermans Sons Lodge #236
255 State Highway 173 North
Hondo, Texas 78861

RESPONSE TO COMMENTS.
A written response to all formal comments will be prepared by the executive director after the comment period closes. The response, along with the executive director’s decision on the application, will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments and the response to comments will be posted in the permit file for viewing.

The executive director shall approve or deny the application not later than 35 days after the date of the public hearing, considering all comments received within the comment period, and base this decision on whether the application meets the requirements of the standard permit.

CENTRAL/REGIONAL OFFICE.
The application will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office and the TCEQ San Antonio Regional Office, located at 14250 Judson Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78233-4480, during the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning the first day of publication of this notice.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about this permit application or the permitting process, please call the Public Education Program toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea información en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.

Further information may also be obtained from Ingram Readymix No. 5 LLC, 3580 Farm-to-Market Road 482, New Braunfels, Texas 78132-5012, or by calling Mr. Gary Johnson, Vice President at (830) 625-9156.

Notice Issuance Date: June 11, 2015


NOTICE OF HEARING
FPLE FORNEY, LLC
SOAH Docket No. 582-15-4410
TCEQ Docket No. 2015-0406-IWD
Permit No. WQ0004359000

APPLICATION.
FPLE Forney, LLC, 13770 West U.S. Highway 80, Forney, Texas 75126, which operates the Forney Energy Center, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a major amendment to TPDES Permit No. WQ0004359000 to remove or increase ammonia limits at Outfall 001 and to add new Outfall 002 to allow discharge of stormwater from the South Stormwater Pond during wet weather. The existing permit authorizes the discharge of cooling tower blowdown and previously monitored effluent (low volume waste) at a daily average flow not to exceed 4,000,000 gallons per day via Outfall 001. The facility is located at 13770 West U.S. Highway 80, on the south side of U.S. Highway 80, 1.3 miles northwest of the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 740 and U.S. Highway 80, northwest of the City of Forney, Kaufman County, Texas 75126. The effluent is discharged via Outfall 001 directly to the East Fork Trinity River in Segment No. 0819 of the Trinity River Basin and via Outfall 002 to Buffalo Creek; thence to East Fork Trinity River in Segment No. 0819 of the Trinity River Basin. The unclassified receiving water, Buffalo Creek, has limited aquatic life use. The designated uses for Segment No. 0819 are primary contact recreation and intermediate aquatic life use.

In accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §307.5 and the TCEQ implementation procedures (June 2010) for the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, an antidegradation review of the receiving waters was performed. A Tier 1 antidegradation review has preliminarily determined that existing water quality uses will not be impaired by this permit action. Numerical and narrative criteria to protect existing uses will be maintained. A Tier 2 review has preliminarily determined that no significant degradation of water quality is expected in the East Fork Trinity River, which has been identified as having intermediate aquatic life use. Existing uses will be maintained and protected. The preliminary determination can be reexamined and may be modified if new information is received.

The TCEQ Executive Director has prepared a draft permit which, if approved, would establish the conditions under which the facility must operate. The Executive Director has made a preliminary decision that this permit, if issued, meets all statutory and regulatory requirements. The permit application, Executive Director’s preliminary decision, and draft permit are available for viewing and copying at the Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library, 800 Farm-to-Market Road 741 South, Forney, Texas. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For the exact location refer to the application. http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/hb610/index.html?lat=32.757222&lng=-96.490277&zoom=13&type=r

CONTESTED CASE HEARING.
The State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will conduct a formal contested case hearing at:

10:00 a.m. – August 18, 2015
William P. Clements Building
300 West 15th Street, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701

The contested case hearing will be a legal proceeding similar to a civil trial in state district court. The hearing will address the disputed issues of fact identified in the TCEQ order concerning this application issued on June 4, 2015. In addition to these issues, the judge may consider additional issues if certain factors are met.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 2001, Texas Government Code; Chapter 26, Texas Water Code; and the procedural rules of the TCEQ and SOAH, including 30 TAC Chapter 80 and 1 TAC Chapter 155. The hearing will be held unless all timely hearing requests have been withdrawn or denied.

To request to be a party, you must attend the hearing and show you would be adversely affected by the application in a way not common to members of the general public. Any person may attend the hearing and request to be a party. Only persons named as parties may participate at the hearing.

INFORMATION.
If you need more information about the hearing process for this application, please call the Public Education Program, toll free, at 1-800-687-4040. General information about the TCEQ can be found at our web site at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/.

Further information may also be obtained from FPLE Forney, LLC at the address stated above or by calling Mr. Jonathan Bain, Plant General Manager, at 972-552-5114.

Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the hearing should call the SOAH Docketing Department at 512-475-3445, at least one week prior to the hearing.

Issued: June 26, 2015

Bridget C. Bohac, Chief Clerk
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


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